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ALSO CALLED: Hardware Devices, Physical Devices, Machines
DEFINITION: In information technology, hardware is the physical aspect of computers, telecommunications, and other devices. The term arose as a way to distinguish the "box" and the electronic circuitry and components of a computer from the program you put in it to make it do things. The program came to be known as the software.Hardware implies permanence and invariability. Software or programming can easily  … 
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Intel Xeon Processor 5600 Series
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: This product overview points out the key constraints on today's infrastructures. Find out how upgrading to multi-core servers can free up space, labor, and power and cooling resources.
Posted: 29 Jun 2011 | Published: 29 Jun 2011

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Transforming Mission Critical computing
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: This product brief showcases a processor that improves mission-critical reliability and optimizes the performance of your most demanding applications. Learn about its key features as well as how this platform has evolved over time.
Posted: 29 Jun 2011 | Published: 29 Jun 2011

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Virtualization for Mission-Critical SAP Environments
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
EBOOK: This expert e-book explains the recent trend towards running mission-critical SAP applications on virtualized servers. Read now for an overview of the current SAP virtualization landscape, as well as detailed answers for critical SAP virtualization questions.
Posted: 22 Jun 2011 | Published: 22 Jun 2011

Hewlett-Packard Company

Presentation Transcript: Considerations for moving to Windows Server 2008 R2
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript explores the key features of Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V. Find out how this technology compares to its predecessor and gain insight into the benefits you can expect to achieve from using Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows 7.
Posted: 22 Jun 2011 | Published: 21 Jun 2011

Dell and Microsoft

E-Guide: Best practices for selecting high quality hardware for mission-critical applications
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide from SearchSAP.com explores the specific requirements that must be met to maintain high usability and uptime within mission-critical environment such as SAP. Readers will gain access to tips and best practices for selecting server hardware that supports even the most demanding and critical business applications.
Posted: 21 Jun 2011 | Published: 21 Jun 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

IBM Inspires Customer Delight by Consistently Meeting High Customer Expectations for Product and Service Integrity
sponsored by IBM and Intel
WHITE PAPER: In Technology Business Research’s 3Q10 x86-based Server Customer Satisfaction Study, based on the views of 481 IT decision-makers in North America, IBM earned its fifth straight No. 1 ranking and its fourth consecutive singular (unshared) top ranking. Read this retrospective analysis to learn more.
Posted: 07 Jun 2011 | Published: 07 Jun 2011

IBM and Intel

How to Utilize Virtual Hardware Metrics to Ensure Optimal Performance
sponsored by HP & Intel®
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide from SearchVMware.com highlights key virtual hardware statistics to ensure you choose the best virtual machine for your IT shop. Learn more here.
Posted: 31 May 2011 | Published: 31 May 2011

HP & Intel®

Consolidate resources with IBM Virtualization
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This video describes how making the transition from physical to virtual resources with IBM Virtualization has the potential for significant savings.
Posted: 19 May 2011 | Premiered: 08 Apr 2010

IBM

Maximizing Oracle Database Performance and Minimizing Licensing Costs in Virtualized Environments
sponsored by Embarcadero Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: If you missed this September 2010 webcast on Oracle Database Performance and Licensing Dynamics in Virtualized Environments, here's your chance to catch up on the discussion. This white paper highlights the webcast, including an extensive Q&A and tips for maximizing Oracle Database performance and minimizing licensing costs.
Posted: 12 May 2011 | Published: 12 May 2011

Embarcadero Technologies, Inc.

Future Proofing Your Mobile Computers: How the Features You Select Now Can Protect & Extend Your Investment Years into the Future
sponsored by Intermec
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how the features and options available for ruggedized mobile computers used in warehousing and distribution can extend the time they can perform in warehouses and distribution centers. It also provides guidance on how to make decisions that will protect your investments by meeting user needs today and into the future.
Posted: 12 May 2011 | Published: 12 May 2011

Intermec

How to Tell When Your Data Center Hardware Needs a Refresh
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company and AMD
EGUIDE: Access this eGuide to determine if your data center hardware is ready for a re-fresh and discover cost-effective alternatives to a re-fresh, including leasing and upgrading the existing hardware in your data center for a highly favorable ROI.
Posted: 11 May 2011 | Published: 11 May 2011

Hewlett-Packard Company and AMD

HP Networking Cisco Trade-in Program
sponsored by Computer Design & Integration LLC
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses a trade-in program provided by HP to help you cost-effectively upgrade your infrastructure. Uncover which products are eligible and how to get started.
Posted: 10 May 2011 | Published: 10 May 2011

Computer Design & Integration LLC

ADC-VX Whitepaper: The Agility of Virtual; The Predictability of Physical
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: Read our white paper, to learn how ADC-VX is an ideal solution for large enterprises, hosting and service providers as well as cloud providers that aspire to achieve significant cost savings by consolidating multiple dedicated ADC devices into a single, cost-effective consolidated ADC device.
Posted: 10 May 2011 | Published: 10 May 2011

Radware

Expert tips for realizing virtualization benefits through budgeting
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide highlights how to reap the benefits of server virtualization by considering four important factors: choice of hypervisor, software licensing, hardware and training.
Posted: 09 May 2011 | Published: 09 May 2011

VMware, Inc.

E-Guide: Tips for rackmount server purchasing and consolidation best practices
sponsored by Colfax International
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide provides a comparison of blade and rack servers. Find out what key factors you should consider in your hardware decision and learn how to prevent sprawl through effective server consolidation.
Posted: 05 May 2011 | Published: 05 May 2011

Colfax International

Best Practices for Implementing a Data Warehouse on Oracle Exadata Database Machine
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: By using the Oracle Exadata Database Machine as a data warehouse platform you have a balanced, high performance hardware configuration. This paper focuses on the other two corner stones, data modeling and data loading, providing a set of best practices and examples for deploying a data warehouse on the Oracle Exadata Database Machine.
Posted: 25 Apr 2011 | Published: 30 Nov 2010

Oracle Corporation

Expert Insight: Hardware Options and Business Considerations for Private Cloud Computing
sponsored by Red Hat and HP
EGUIDE: This e-guide from SearchCloudComputing.com provides expert advice for making the case for enterprise cloud computing. Learn how one company utilized Infrastructure as a Service and Software as a Service to get started in the cloud.
Posted: 14 Apr 2011 | Published: 14 Apr 2011

Red Hat and HP

Presentation Transcript: Geek Out on the Best Practices of a Google Apps Deployment
sponsored by Google Apps
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Read this transcript to geek out with Jim Copeland, Dan Kennedy and Marcello Pedersen, Google Apps deployment specialists, on why a "big bang" approach is earning customers accolades within their organizations.
Posted: 19 Jan 2011 | Published: 19 Jan 2011

Google Apps

Symantec NetBackup 5000 Appliance: Turnkey Deduplication Solution for the Enterprise
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Most IT organizations today are challenged with the problem of rapid data growth. Read this white paper to find the right data management solution for your organization.
Posted: 28 Dec 2010 | Published: 28 Dec 2010

Symantec Corporation

Considerations for Deploying Deduplication in a Small Business Environment
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Deduplication has been one of the hottest technologies in the storage industry for almost three years and has grown into a mainstream technology from the large enterprise down to the small business and remote office. Read this white paper to learn the important questions for SMB managers to ask.
Posted: 10 Dec 2010 | Published: 10 Dec 2010

Quantum Corporation

Presentation Transcript: Considerations for moving to Windows Server 2008 R2
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript explores the key features of Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V. Find out how this technology compares to its predecessor and gain insight into the benefits you can expect to achieve from using Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows 7.
Posted: 19 Nov 2010 | Published: 19 Nov 2010

Dell and Microsoft

Presentation Transcript: Considerations for moving to Windows Server 2008 R2
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript explores the key features of Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V. Find out how this technology compares to its predecessor and gain insight into the benefits you can expect to achieve from using Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows 7.
Posted: 10 Sep 2010 | Published: 31 Aug 2010

Dell and Microsoft

Mastering the Multicore Challenge: An Elegant and Efficient Approach to Exploiting the Power of Parallelism
sponsored by Texas Multicore Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for an examination of a new software development language and technology called SequenceL, as well as a description of how it works, why there is a need for it and how well it performs in parallel environments.
Posted: 08 Sep 2010 | Published: 26 Aug 2010

Texas Multicore Technologies, Inc.

Trusted Computing: Leveraging Hardware Security in 350 Million Platforms
sponsored by Wave Systems Corp.
VIDEOCAST: Learn about Trusted Computing in today’s enterprise with this executive briefing on two different forms of embedded hardware security: the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and self-encrypting drive (SED). Designed by the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) to counter the vulnerabilities of software-based security, and so much more.
Posted: 24 Aug 2010 | Premiered: Aug 24, 2010

Wave Systems Corp.

Case Study: Healthcare I.T. at the Point of Care
sponsored by CDW Healthcare
CASE STUDY: After investing close to two years developing nursing documentation software, The Nebraska Medical Center stood poised to begin implementing this lynchpin of its patient safety focus. But first, it had to identify the right hardware solutions for its requirements. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 28 Jul 2010 | Published: 28 Jul 2010

CDW Healthcare
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HARDWARE DEFINITION (continued): …  be varied. You can put an entirely new program in the hardware and make it create an entirely new experience for the user. You can, however, change the modular configurations that most computers come with by adding new adapters or cards that extend the computer's capabilities.Like software, hardware is a collective term. Hardware includes not only the computer proper but also the cables, connectors, power supply units, and peripheral devices such as the keyboard, mouse, audio speakers, and printers.Hardware is sometimes used as a term collectively describing the physical aspects of telephony … 
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